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GREAT COVERS OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS

For many an original song that they love cannot and will not ever be duplicated by a cover, but there are many songs that have been done equally (debatebly) well by others..

So do you have favorites?

 

What are your favorite covers of favorite songs?

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Across The Universe  -  Evanescence (Beatles cover)

https://youtu.be/l4nwKQrne0s

 

Found this one putting together my playlist of Beatles covers. Simply beautiful, no other words to describe it.

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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That is beautiful. Thanks for finding it @MaVolta .

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Original: America by Simon and Garfunkel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo2ZsAOlvEM

 

Cover: by YES   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JkTIKm2iY

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...always liked 'em both...any favoritism was short lived and rooted in The Moment.

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Love Jon Anderson, but way too Yes over orchestrated. 

This song does not need a Squier bass solo, or all those

Wakeman glises. 

 

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 "Real musicians

play songs their way, they don't just replicate the originals.

This is a superior guitarist, Vive la differance.!!!!"

 

Sound familiar?

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I love Yes always have always will. But its at best an over orchestrated version.

Musicianship aside, its over done. Yes Howe is a genius. But its not a good version, sorry

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Dream Theater (with Queensryche) - "Won't Get Fooled Again" - Who cover

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkFLzqvJ8dE 

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@Vexed - That’s a great one! Love how the drummers are channeling Keith Moon! They did their homework. 😎

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater/great drummer.

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"Time Is On My Side"

Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick & Cissy Houston combined for the vocal on this original (largely wordless) version of the song, top-credited to jazz-pop trombonist Kai Winding, Oct. 1963.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eljU_o7zS28&ab_channel=the45prof

The Rolling Stones Rock Version released Dec. 64. is the one most people are familiar with.

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Noticed in the liner notes Kai gave none of those wonderful vocalists credit by name, shame on him.

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That was an interesting one.

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Tomorrow Never Knows - Beatles cover by Phil Collins 

https://youtu.be/B8gWU2CH32U

Stumbled across this one the other day. It really suits his style.

 

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The Boxer-Cover of S&G by Jerry Douglas Feat Mumford Sons with Paul Simon

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Nice! The banjo and slide guitar are amazing additions to the acoustic guitar, which I assume is played by Simon. The harmonies are beautifully done as well. Great pick, @Raynyky.  

Here’s the link for anyone else who’s interested.

https://youtu.be/sQpUs1qNxMM

 



“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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@MaVolta @Found it while looking for different songs for my Simon playlist and instantly loved it. 

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Foo Fighters did a couple of Led Zeppelin covers, live 2008 from Wembly Stadium. They also had a couple of very special guests to play with them.

 

Rock And Roll

https://youtu.be/SbNVIPAABgw

 

Ramble On

https://youtu.be/uBcVuN2Kr-s

 

RIP Taylor Hawkins. 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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"Don't Throw Your Love Away * The Searchers 64'

Their 1st of many covers, their rendition is great, I thought it was the original.

The Orlons 63'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6CbSOH6CXA&ab_channel=the45prof

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The Ramones - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Tpu_XoNABA  - Fun video

 

Cover of Tom Waits - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"

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3 Dog Night did a cover of "Easy to Be Hard" for  the play/movie HAIR. The original rendition from the movie by Cheryl Barnes is considered to be the best. what do you think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCs1rkAXZ9o&ab_channel=alt137

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I believe Cory Wells sang lead on that cut. great version much better than Cheryl's.

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Cheryl Barnes is a great singer, no doubt about it. And I agree with @dl73698250 that it was the better fit for the movie. What sets the cover apart from the original is the total brokenness in the vocals, the psychedelic feel of the music, and the beautiful harmonies from Three Dog Night, which made it a hit. So, I’ll go with the cover. 😎

 

 

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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The original might be more appropriate for the movie (it would be hard for an actor to do a band version for the movie), But, as a stand-alone song, I think 3 Dog Night is much better musically.

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Originally written & performed by Harry Nilsson, 3 Dog Night did a cover of "One".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5261s3Z3RU

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"I'm Into Something Good" Hermans's Hermits breakthough hit. Was originally done by American's the Cookies a year before 64'. Written by Carole King & Gerry Goffin, The original & Brits cover almost are identical, except for the genders. U B the judge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-Sg_JJgQ4&ab_channel=TheInevitableBase

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Early Morning Rain.. Gordan Lightfoot.. Peter Paul and Mary did a great job on it but I especially love the Elvis cover..

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"Piece of My Heart" * Janis Joplin & Big Brother & the Holding Company.

their version  of 67' Erma Franklin {sis of Aretha} a year later,  was more R&R & hit  #1.But Erma's original wasn't too shabby.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_6gptd01mY&ab_channel=ClassicMood

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Originally written & performed by Donovan,  the Herman' Hermit did a cover of Museum.

Good song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4RQdhfBXRc

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Walk on By - Dionne Warwick - written by Burt and Hal - great song.

 

I have 2 versions I like also.

 

Walk On By - Vanilla Fudge   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vtUx6tWoI 

and

Walk On By - Cyndi Lauper   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9iX-eg3_m0

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